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A locals' guide to North London

"I love popping out at lunch time to see what Muswell Hill has to offer!"

Mumzad Soobhany

"When you work in Muswell Hill, sometime's it's easy to take views like these for granted..."

Mumzad Soobhany

"Pretty Victorian terraces within Wood Green's conservation areas give it a family atmosphere..."

Katy Brookes

What is your favourite place?

Where do North London locals go?

Planet Organic

The most amazing shop that stocks literally every organic food you can imagine, as well as a huge range of beauty, health and baby products. The store is always immaculate, there are loads of helpful staff around and best of all, there is a juice bar and coffee shop too.

The Flower Seller

This local florist is the perfect place to pick up flowers for that special someone in your life...


Serving tasty pick and mix pasta dishes, sandwiches and salads, I sometimes grab my lunch from here.

Feast on the Hill

From a full English breakfast to a ribeye steak in the evening, this restaurant keeps us locals smiling all through the day.


From firm favourites to more unusual tastes, this cheese shop is a foodies dream!

Crocodile Antiques

Boutique gift shop and café with a quirky interior and great food.


Not your typical O'Neill's with its setting in a converted church. It still has its original features and a lively atmosphere at the weekend.


If you ever find yourself very hungry, head on down to Banner's because the portions are huge! It's definitely very good value for money and the menu is so extensive, there's something for everyone.

Alexandra Palace

An impressive music venue hosting great bands such as Slayer, to Jack White, to the Prodigy!

Victoria Stakes

Perfect pub for dog owners, as it is pet friendly. It makes a great end to a walk around Alexandra Park. Food is amazing too!

The Phoenix Cinema

The oldest purpose-built cinema in London, the Phoenix screens the latest films, as well as sports events and ballet.

Pitch and Putt, Alexandra Park

Enjoy a round or two with your friends and family and the stunning views of London too!

Crouch End Broadway

With so much to do and see in Crouch End, there's no wonder why it's such a popular place to live....

The King's Head

This pub is great for their food and range of beers and ales. They even hold comedy nights and live music sessions here.

The John Baird

Real ales, a beer garden and quiz nights on a Thursday and Sunday are why I love going to this local boozer!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Muswell Hill, Crouch End, Highgate, Hornsey, Bounds Green, Archway, Wood Green, Harringay, Dartmouth Park and Friern Barnet

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"The Phoenix Cinema on East Finchley's High Road is one of the oldest in the country, running continuously since 1912. It is now Grade II listed, with the original vaulted still remaining intact."

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Eeny Meeny Music

St.George's Church Hall
Guitar-led fun with singing & dancing to nursery rhymes & songs from the musicals. With maracas, bells, ribbons, bubbles, teddy bears & lots of friendly fun! Website

Mini Mozart- Concert and Class for Babies

The Friends House
The idea of Mini Mozart is to get children actually listening, not just hearing. Children interact with live musicians in a way that is impossible with recorded music. Website

Challenge Playgroup

St James Church
The Challenge Playgroup runs on Friday mornings in St. James' Church Hall, Muswell Hill. The happy noises of children playing are like those of hundreds of playgroups around the country. But this playgroup is special. It is run for children with additional needs; for their siblings, parents, carers and grandparents too. Parents are welcome without their child too, if they attend nursery or school on that day.In a quiet haven next door to the designated play area is a sanctuary of fresh flowers, bean bags-and absolute quiet-parents can sit in here and read a newspaper or magazine, retreat into their own thoughts or even have a massage most weeks, whilst a CRB checked volunteer plays with their child next door. The playgroup is completely free of charge. Website

Bumps and Babies - New Host Roberta Starts 16th October 2014 - Thurs 3-4pm

The Woodman
Bumps and Babies is an opportunity for new or expecting mums (and dads!) to come and meet other parents in the area for a cup of coffee and a chat. It can also give you a chance to discuss any problems and hopefully solutions too! We meet in the Sol Room and there are baby changing facilities available. Please contact highgate@haringeynct.org for further information. Website

Fun in the Forest

Coldfall Woods
Fun In The Forest aims to encourage children and their families to swap some of their screen time for some wild time. Our sessions include activities that encourage creativity, self-led discovery and independence - invaluable life skills. Website

Under 5s singing

Alexandra Park Library
3o minutes of Traditional Nursery Rhymes and Songs. Website

Rugbytots - Muswell Hill (Fortismere School)

Fortimere School (Sschool Gym)
Rugbytots is a fun and dynamic Pre-School play programme designed to build confidence and enhance core skills. Our programme has been designed to develop your child's physical, psychological and social attributes, as well as gently encouraging rugby specific skills such as running with the ball, finding space, kicking, catching, scoring a try and much more. Website
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